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Singapore rolls out SATCOM VAMTAC and MAN SX45 wrecker

9th July 2019 - 01:11 GMT | by Chen Chuanren in Singapore


The Singapore Army unveiled a new SATCOM variant of the URO VAMTAC ST5, as well as MAN SX45 8x8 wreckers, in Singapore’s National Day mobile column.

Known as the SATCOM Very Small aperture Detachment (VSD), the vehicle features a mounted cabin that has a stowable AvL Technologies carbon-fibre reflector, possibly the company’s 1.5m Premium SNG/MIL antennas for Ku-, Ka- and X-band communications.

It also has integrated GPS and level sensors for automatic compensation.

This is the signal unit’s smallest motorised SATCOM platform, giving satellite access at the tactical level as Singapore’s military embarks on network- and information-centric concepts of operations.

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Chen Chuanren


Chen Chuanren

Chen Chuanren is Shephard’s Singapore correspondent, covering primarily land and sea systems. He served in …

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